Jan 9, 2010 6:30pm EST
, clearly the united states is sending a strong message to the taliban, getting a bit of its own revenge. but the reality is that the united states has to rely on these advanced predators against a force that has no air force of its own. no advanced artillery and no satellite intelligence. and eight years after this conflict began the united states is having difficulty holding its own. >> and robin, we knew you were in beirut the last time the cia was attacked in this scope. you heard what the security director said, did you see a breakdown s this simply the risk that they face? >> well, clearly it's the risk they face. i think leon panetta is right. the reality is, 27 years after the first attack wiped out almost an entire cia station, the united states should have known better. this is a counterintelligence failure. >> robin wright, thank you. >>> meantime, the families of the fallen cia officers are now laying their loved ones to rest. in many cases these families had no idea the men and women they lost were working the front lines for cia. here's david kerley. >> reporter: it is a si
Jan 23, 2010 6:30pm EST
is not an acquittal. and today i'm announcing that the united states government will appeal this decision. >> reporter: blackwater now working under a name and logo, inch cyst their guards worked lawfully on that day. iraqis call it a massacre. >> let's hope that american justice will deliver justice. >> in many ways it's like abu ghraib. it's a symbol to many people that the united states isn't serious about democracy. that is acting out of its own interest, without the concern for human rights and rule of law. >> reporter: iraq's ambassador to the u.s. say the blackwater case alone can't i road the u.s./iraq ties. a spokesman with the justice department say they will file an appeal in the case next week. >>> rachel martin in washington. >>> one more note overseas in afghanistan a roadside bomb killed two u.s. troops bringing the u.s. death toll this year to 22. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, said u.s. forces will be at increased risk as more troops are deployed to take on the taliban. >>> still ahead -- a medical breakthrough for heart failure patients. this tiny pump could save many lives.
Jan 2, 2010 6:30pm EST
, the united states relies almost exclusively on its predator drones. but those predators require agents on the ground to direct them. >> reporter: the risks for the cia are only expected to increase here. the agency is expanding its operations both in pakistan and in afghanistan. today, the cia said its resolve was greater than ever and it vowed revenge on an enemy that managed to infiltrate one of its most important bases. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >>> we turn now to former cia agent bob baer, who was stationed in that part of the world, what does this attack do to gather information. >> i hit the's cats trofkic. the cia will be reluctant to send people out in the field and have them meet afghans for fear of being killed by a suicide bomber. >> can you be sure that the people that you're meeting with are legit? >> you can't always be sure. it will always be present. >> what does it say that the taliban was essentially able to infiltrate the cia, isn't it supposed to be the other way around? >> well, it's not a question of infiltrating, what they did is, they met this asset inside
Jan 16, 2010 6:30pm EST
. some only months old, have been pulled from the rubble. the baby will be brought to the united states. >>> also today, food, water and medical care started to reach the people. and is more on the way. at the white house, president obama stood with bill clinton and george w. bush announcing that his predecessors will head a historic fund-raising drive for earthquake relief. >>> secretary hillary clinton landed here today with aid. the race to get enough food and other aid before looting or rioting starts on a major scale. and the scramble to rescue people trapped under the rubble before it's too late. late today, we climbed through the remains of an apartment building where some people say the voices of survivors could still be heard. there are seven people alive here? >> they asked for water. >> there's reason for hope today. even four days after the quake. this woman was pulled from her destroyed home this afternoon. she had eight children, they all died. and from this office building, a woman named christine is signaling that she's alive by texting her friends. a text that said what